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Table 1 Proportion of population with a specific degree of utilisation of primary health care and polypharmacy by age and gender.

From: Validating the Johns Hopkins ACG Case-Mix System of the elderly in Swedish primary health care

Age (years) RUBa 60–69
n = 206
%
70–79
n = 192
%
80–89
n = 318
%
90–96
n = 88
%
Female 0 59.7 21.9 19.2 36.4
  1 3.4 4.2 8.2 11.4
  2 15.0 21.3 19.8 17.0
  3 18.4 46.9 45.3 28.4
  4 3.4 5.7 6.3 6.8
  5 0 0 1.3 0
Polypharmacy (%)b   19.4 34.4 50.3 58.0
Age (years) RUB 60–69
n = 186
%
70–79
n = 148
%
80–89
n = 207
%
90–96
n = 36
%
Male 0 64.5 21.6 23.7 22.2
  1 2.1 6.8 7.3 5.6
  2 14.5 25.7 23.7 16.7
  3 17.2 38.5 39.6 47.2
  4 1.6 6.1 4.8 8.3
  5 0 1.4 1.0 0
Polypharmacy (%)   14.5 29.7 39.1 61.1
  1. a Resource utilisation band (RUB) according to the Johns Hopkins Case-mix system.
  2. b Polypharmacy: regular use of four or more prescribed medications.